crested dog's-tail

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crested dog's-tail

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(Plants) a common wiry perennial grass, Cynosurus cristatus, of meadows and pasture
[C19: named from the fancied resemblance between its one-sided flower spike and a dog's feathery tail]
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It is apparent that the occurrence of perennial mesophilous species (Cynosurus cristatus, Holcus lanatus, Lolium perenne, Phleum pratense, Plantago lanceolata etc.) in the Dasypyrum villosum grasslands developed on deep and moist soils could suggest classification in the Molinio-Arrhenatheretea.
The Cynosurus cristatus meadow is developed in seasonally wet soils for extended periods.
The mating system and genetic structure in a perennial grass, Cynosurus cristatus L.
Although the presence of Trifolium repens and Bellis perennis indicates floristic similarities with Cynosurus cristatus grasslands, as well as, intensive grazing, Sanguisorbo-Deschampsietum is also characterized by Plantago media and P.
& Fernandez-Gonzalez, F.--2014--Diversity patterns and typology of Cynosurus cristatus grasslands (Cynosurion cristati Tuxen 1947) in the Iberian Peninsula.
This was especially the case when high rates of bare ground creation were combined with heavy fertilizer addition, with the sown species Holcus lanatus, Cerastium fontanum, and Cynosurus cristatus actually becoming dominant components of the vegetation.
In these highly disturbed parts of the plots several faster growing, more ruderal introduced species (e.g., Holcus lanatus, Cerastium fontanum, and Cynosurus cristatus) have established large populations; we predict that many of the indigenous species (and Festuca ovina in particular) will decline in abundance with time in these conditions.
30 Other species: Carex panicea 1 in 2, + in 8; Lotus corniculatus + in 2 and 8; Cynosurus cristatus 1 in 5, + in 6; Poa angustifolia 1 in 5 and 6; Ranunculus flammula 1 in 5, + in 9; Succisapratensis+ in 6, 1 in 7; Festuca trichophylla s.l.
badius 1, Phlomis purpurea, Rumex crispus y Cistus monspeliensis + en 3; Mercurialis perennis + en 4; Digitalis purpurea + en 5; Piptatherum miliaceum, Cynosurus cristatus y Briza maxima + en 6; Asparagus albus y Quercus suber + en 7; Asplenium trichomanes y Anogramma leptophylla +, Crataegus monogyna 1 en 8; Rubia peregrina 1, Adenocarpus telonensis + en 9; Carex reuteriana y Urtica dioica + en 11; Viburnum tinus + en 12; Corrigiola telephiifolia y Sanguisorba hybrida +, Sanguisorba minor 1, en 15; Ruscus aculeatus + en 16; Thymus mastichina + en 17; Pyrus bourgaeana + en 19; Juncus acutus + en 20; Phillyrea angustifolia y Bituminaria bituminosa + en 24; Imperta cylindrica + en 25.